Deep into the Amazon Jungle

Diverse activities and attractions to be chosen during your stay

Close encounters with wildlife

About Sacha Lodge

The Lodge blends so seamlessly into its surroundings that to the resident wildlife it’s just another part of the forest. Watch giant otters duck, dive, and call to each other as you eat breakfast; caimans glide under the walkway as you head back to your room; monkeys chattering outside your balcony, and even giant sloths hanging out on trees by the cabin

General Information
Operates: Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays depending on the selected lodge or river cruise When to go: this is a year-round destination
Highlights: Yasuni National Park Physical Level: easy to moderate
Interests: Nature, Wildlife, Birdwatching, cultural Attire: Dress in layers
Weather: Temperatures range from 73 to 79°F. In the Amazon, there is much precipitation all year long, through rain can subside. Usually, the wettest months fall between March and September. Important notes: The program includes a pre-night as flights to the Amazon depart early morning. This program requires a 30 minutes flight from Quito and back. Ecuador is a malaria-free country
DAY ITINERARY MEALS
Day 1 Arrival at Quito international airport. Your guide will await you at the international arrivals hall. Transfer to Eurobuilding Hotel.

 

-/-
Day 2 – 4 Transfer to the airport. 30 minutes flight to El Coca where you will be transferred to the pier. From this point, start a 2 hours navigation across the Napo River to Sacha Lodge.  Explore the Amazon Rainforest and Yasuni National Park on diverse activities during your stay.

 

B
Day – 5 Back to El Coca by motorboat. Flight back to Quito and transfer to Eurobuilding Hotel. B/L
Day 6 Transfer to the airport for your international or Galapagos departure flight. B

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

Per person in double/twin rooms and US Dollars 

Days Accommodation 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
Amazon Adventure with Sacha Lodge Eurobuilding Hotel & Sacha Lodge $ 1895  $ 1895

Included

  • Accommodations in selected hotels & lodges/river cruise with daily breakfast and/or full-board.
  • Private transfers from/to the airport
  • English speaking guide and activities during your stay in the Amazon Rainforest
  • All required transportation in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Airfare Quito – El Coca (Amazon) – Quito
  • All the required entrance fees

Additional to consider

  • Meals not mentioned on your itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on your excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers & guides
  • International air tickets

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    Testimonials

    Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

    Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

    We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

    Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

    Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

    Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

    Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

    Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

    Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

    Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

    Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

    Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

    Fully customized activities

    All-inclusive itinerary

    Unique and breathtaking sceneries

    A Crystal Cocoon in the Clouds

    It seems unfathomable that such a wild and remote site could even be associated with a city, yet Mashpi lies within the Metropolitan District of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The lodge perches at 3,117 feet above sea level and the reserve in which it is located ranges in altitude from 1,600 metres to 3,940 feet above sea level. Even our local guests express amazement that such an incredible wilderness lies within the city borders and that it can be reached without complicated logistics.

    Mashpi Lodge is designed to completely immerse you in the life of the forest, while keeping its creatures safely at bay – a luxury retreat amid the dense forest and stunning mountain views. The rooms are arranged over three floors, all designed with floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall panoramic glass windows, some on two sides, with the forest just a few feet away.

    Wake up to captivating views awash with greens and browns, with trunks, branches, vines, leaves, birds and swirling clouds all around. It’s a bit like being in a crystal capsule, observing the forest life from the comfort of your bed. Open the window, and the sounds of bird and frog calls wash over you.

    The rooms’ lighting is subdued with hidden LED lights that run along the handsome wooden bedheads. 

    General Information
    Accommodation: Wayra Rooms or Yaku Suites (Double or Twin) Distance from Quito: 31/2 hours
    Capacity: 44 guests in 20 rooms Altitude: 3117ft
    Suggested nights: at least 2 Operation days: daily departures from Quito
    DAY ITINERARY MEALS
    Day 1 Arrival to Quito international airport. Your guide wil await you at the international arrivals hall. Transfer to your hotel in Quito. -/-
    Day 2 -3 Transfer to a departure hotel in Quito. Share transfer to Mashpi Lodge.

    Your time with us at Mashpi is your own to experience. With the help of our expedition staff, you can choose from any of the activities on offer, always accompanied by a University-graduate naturalist guide and an experienced local guide – all at your own pace. On your arrival day, you will plan your activities with the team and receive a talk about Mashpi and all its wonders.

    L/D
    Day 4 On the last day, depart from Mashpi to Quito after lunch.  Arrival to Quito is usually around 5pm. Transfer to your hotel. B/L
    Day 5 Transfer to the airport for your international or Galapagos departure flight. B

    B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

    Per person in double rooms and in US Dollars

    Days Accommodation 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
    Mashpi Lodge

    3 Days program + Mama Cuchara Hotel in Quito

    Wayra Rooms $ 1717 $ 1773
    Yaku Suites $ 2049 $ 1970
    • Single suites for single-use incur a 50% surcharge
    • Children discount is 25% and must travel with two adults
    • For Christmas and other holidays, a 10% surcharge applies
    • During Christmas, and New Year’s, children rates do not apply

    Included

    • Meals as detailed on your itinerary (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, and BL= Box Lunch) from lunch on arrival day to box lunch on your departure day.
    • Accommodations at Mashpi Lodge on Wayra Rooms.
    • Shared transfer to and from Mashpi Lodge.
    • All shared excursions at Mashpi Lodge.

    Additional to consider

    • Meals not mentioned on your itinerary
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on your excursions (unless specified on your itinerary)
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips for drivers & guides
    • Dragonfly fly Experience USD 49,00 per adult, USD 20,00 per child under 12, entrance to be paid directly at Mashpi Lodge.

    The Dragonfly

    Experience a truly unique moment in the forest

    The highlight of any trip to Mashpi is the Dragonfly – an exciting, open-air cable car system that carries you over, across, and sometimes even directly through the forest canopy, offering guests a relaxing way to enjoy the reserve from overhead.

    The Skybike

    Views like no others from above

    Located close to the hotel, the Sky Bike makes for an original and exciting way to explore the forest canopy up close. Designed for two people to use at once, one person pedals the bike along a cable stretched between two points in the forest.

    The Observation Tower

    Endless green as far as the eye can see

    One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Mashpi is from the observation tower. From here, we can appreciate a wonderful view of the canopy and the complex structure of the tropical forest.

    The Life Center

    A place for learning and discovery

    The Life Centre was conceived as a place for learning and discovery, but also as a place where our guests can disconnect while they admire the scenery from the comfort of a chaise longue on the handsome wooden deck – a great place to spot birds, and hear the roar of mantled howler monkeys, too!

    The Hummingbird garden

    More than 32 species

    The forests of Mashpi boast 32 hummingbird species identified to date, inhabiting different specific altitudes, with around 19 species alone observable by guests in this garden.

    Healing Waterfalls & other hikes

    Nature at its best!

    The waterfall has an amazing setting, and what’s more, you can get round to the back of the chute of water to feel the energizing force – a special place to sit and meditate. One of the most beautiful in the Reserve, but you have to be pretty fit to enjoy the hike there and back.

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      Testimonials

      Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

      Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

      We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

      Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

      Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

      Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

      Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

      Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

      Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

      Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

      Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

      Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

      Away from crowds

      Private small tour experiences

      Fully-customizable visits during the itinerary depending on your interests.

      The largest Colonial Center in the Americas

      Quito’s Historical Center has marveled many a traveler throughout history—including famed globetrotters like Alexander von Humboldt and Simon Bolívar—and became the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

      The sheer concentration of Colonial churches in Quito’s old town—there seems to be one on every block—has converted the urban core into a world-class sightseeing destination. Sculpture, art, and design highlight classic Catholic iconography as well as the Arabesque patterns and motifs that smother walls and pillars of one of the most coveted Baroque Art talent troves this side of the Americas.

      Among the dozen or more beautiful churches in Quito, an authentic piece de resistance is Iglesia de La Compañía, one of Latin America’s architectural wonders, chock-full of gold leaf, Christian symbolism, and Baroque mastery. Second on the list—though arguably a complete experience overall—is Iglesia San Francisco, the continent’s most significant religious complex, with its excellent museum, stunning courtyards, chapels, and main church, which is still very much a part of everyday life for the hundreds of devotees that visit every day.

      The next day, choose to visit one of many divergent ecosystems and great diversity in both nature and culture formed around the Andes. From cloud forests to snow-peak mountains, cold páramo streams to warm, forested waterfalls or wonderful cross-cultural encounters, as the Andes are home to over thirty distinct ethnicities, groups that recognize their many subtle differences in traditions, rituals, and dress.

      General Information
      Operates: daily When to go: this is a year-round destination
      Highlights: Quito UNESCO World Heritage Physical Level: easy
      Interests: Architecture, Cultural, historical buildings Attire: dress in layers
      Weather: temperatures ranging from 66 to 48°F. You might expect sunny mornings and afternoon showers from October to May. The rest of the year, the weather is dry and sunny. Important notes: Consider Quito’s altitude! Over 9,000 ft.
      DAY ITINERARY MEALS
      Day 1 Arrival at Quito international airport. Your guide will await you at the international arrivals hall. Transfer to your hotel in Quito. -/-
      Day 2 Your first visit starts at Quito´s nucleus, Plaza Grande, or ‘large square’, where the activity seems to converge from every corner of the city. The beautiful gardens and emblematic heritage trees—which include endemic Andean palms that grow tall at over 2500 meters above sea level—are cupped by the city’s most important buildings, including the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Archbishop’s Palace, and Quito’s Cathedral, as well as vistas from the San Francisco bell towers, Santo Domingo domes, the impressive interior of La Compañia Church, or the memorable tower at the Basilica.

      Before we end, taste one of the best chocolates in the world in Colonial Quito.

      B
      Day 3 Today you can choose one of the following option to explore Quito´s surroundings:

      Papallacta Hot Springs & Spa: Discover hot spring with a unique location up in the moorlands, surrounded by unique landscapes.

      Hacienda El Porvenir: Enjoy a visit to this authentic working hacienda set high in the slopes of Cotopaxi Volcano.

      Condor Adventure at Antisana Ecological Reserve: Antisana Volcano is one of the best places in Ecuador to watch condors soar the Andean blue skies.

      Yanacocha Reserve      
      Hike across a unique scenery with plants with leaves the size of dinner tables in the evergreen high Andean cloud forest and over 120 species of birds.

      Cultures and Markets of Otavalo
      Explore the market that spreads out across the small, sleepy towns and overwhelm them with color and activity. From ponchos to cattle, fresh produce, and musical instruments.

      B/L
      Day 4 Transfer to the airport for your international or Galapagos departure flight. B

      B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

      Per person in double/twin rooms and US Dollars

      Included

      • Accommodations in selected hotels with daily breakfast.
      • Private transfers from/to the airport
      • English speaking guide and private transportation Meals as detailed on your itinerary (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, and BL= Box Lunch)
      • All the required entrance fees

      Additional to consider

      • Meals not mentioned on your itinerary
      • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on your excursions
      • Personal expenses
      • Tips for drivers & guides
      • International or domestic air tickets
      Days Accommodation 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
      Quito & the Volcanoes Valley |  3 Days Casa Gangotena 5* $ 1,172 $ 1,181
      Mama Cuchara 4* $ 767  $ 778
      Patio Andaluz 3* $ 689 $ 700

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      From US$ 767pp




        Testimonials

        Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

        Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

        We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

        Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

        Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

        Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

        Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

        Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

        Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

        Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

        Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

        Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

        Newest catamaran in the Galapagos

        All-suite configuration with balconies

        Small, boutique and private

        ABOUT FINCH BAY

        Why choose the Finch Bay as your Galapagos Islands hotel? A visit to this National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World is like walking into a paradise that’s home to fearless wildlife that roams along the surrounding beach just outside. And it’s more than that, too – the Finch bay Galapagos Hotel is incredibly well-connected to the Galapagos National Park, meaning guests can look forward to an experience that puts them at the forefront of virtually everything that the Galapagos Islands has to offer, especially when it comes to fascinating wildlife and otherworldly landscapes.

        Your stay at the Finch Bay is also an experience that’s complemented by exceptional hospitality, a Cordon Bleu-certified gastronomic director, it’s very own Sea Lion Yacht, a plethora of excursion options, beachfront living, a swimming pool, and plush beds with fine linens. All of this makes for a truly unique way to savor your Galapagos Islands experience.

         

        The Perfect Galapagos Vacation

        Explore the Islands by Day, Stay in a Luxurious, Expedition Hotel at Night

        We each have our own idea of what makes a successful vacation. And that’s why we’re all about variety and flexibility at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. Some want to check off as many of the Galapagos Big15 group of iconic animals off their bucket list as possible. Others prefer to pursue their favorite adventure sports like kayaking, scuba diving, biking, and/or hiking in this world-class destination. Still, others want to just lie back and take it easy. Or maybe you want to do a little bit of each. And that’s why you come to the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel: to experience the Galapagos as you see fit, and we make it happen.

        Any time. Any day. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel welcomes you to experience the Galapagos in your own way.

        NOTES: *Full day exploration options: Highlands Giant Tortoises with lunch (guided), Tortuga Bay

        and Charles Darwin Research Station with lunch (guided).

        **Airport assistance only in Quito and Guayaquil: Available only for flight designated for

        programs. Please check with your account executive

        *** Island Yacht Exploration: North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza, Santa Fe (guided)

        Validity: January 01 thru December 31, 2019. Recommended Retail Price (RRP) per person quoted in

        U.S. dollars and bases on double accommodation in Finch Bay Room

        ITINERARY IN BRIEF

        FINCH BAY COMPLETE 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

         

         

        DAY SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
        Day 1 AM: Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil Arrive at Baltra Airport / Shared transfer in / Hotel accommodation Finch Bay L/D
        Day 2 AM: Full day exploration or Island Yacht exploration Finch Bay B/L/D
        Day 3 AM: Full day exploration or Island Yacht exploration

         

        Finch Bay B/L/D
        Day 4 AM: Shared transfer out to Baltra airport. Finch Bay B
         

         

        B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner                                            

         

         

        Starting price $2204 per person

         

        PRICES 2020 IN USD DOLLARS

         

        CABIN PRICE PER PERSON
        Finch Bay Single Room $2985
        Finch Bay Double Room $2204
        Finch Bay Double Twin Room $2204
        Finch Bay Single Suite $3543
        Finch Bay Double Suite $2484
        Finch Bay Double Twin Suite $2484

         

         

        INCLUDED   ADDITIONAL TO CONSIDER
        3 night accommodation in the selected room / All meals /1 full-day island yacht exploration (included lunch) / 1 full-days exploration (included lunch) / snorkel and kayak equipment / ground transfers in/out in Galapagos (shared service) / Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil / Internet – Wifi

         

         

          Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from Galapagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice) / Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice) / transit control card fee (US$ 20 subject to change without previous notice) / alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional  items / Optional activities with extra cost: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing / travel insurance / any item not mentioned previously.

         

        DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

         

        The Galapagos Islands rank among the world’s most extraordinary wildlife destinations. Although every inch of our world has something that makes it ‘unique,’ the islands are that much more sui generis than other places due to the archipelago’s isolation over millennia, which have allowed species to evolve amid the stark volcanic landscapes into new and apparently strange life forms that exist nowhere else on the planet. And on top of that, the creatures one encounters are virtually fearless of humans.

         

        It’s a truly magical place. The award-winning Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel lies just steps from the beach in a secluded location, across the bay from Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. Guests cherish the hotel’s privacy, natural surroundings, swimming pool, fine dining and superb service.

         

         

        DAY 1

        AM: BALTRA ISLAND

        AM: Baltra Island

         

        Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil. Arrive at Baltra airport. Shared transfer in. Arrival day visit with lunch.

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: lunch & dinner

         

        DAY 2

        AM: FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION  

        AM:  Full Day or Island Yatch Exploration

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

         

        DAY 3

        AM: FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION     

        AM:  Full Day or Island Yatch Exploration

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: breakfast, lunch  & dinner

         

        OPTIONS FOR FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION ON DAY 2 & 3

        Highlands giant tortoises with lunch (guided)

         

        Depart the hotel towards the Highlands of Santa Cruz. From there a short drive across the farming area will lead us to El Manzanillo at the northern edge of the Giant Tortoise Reserve. El Manzanillo is located on the natural path tortoises take every year as they either migrate to higher moist locations during the garúa season (June-September), or when they descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season. The Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living tortoise species, weighing up to 250 kg (550 lb). It plays an important biological role as the top grazer in its habitat. In the wild, these gentle giants slowly barrel their way through the plant cover.

         

        The shape of their carapaces varies from island to island. On Santa Cruz, year round, tortoises can be seen grazing on the surrounding vegetation, or wallowing in muddy banks or in a small red-colored pond (impressively colored by surface red pond-weeds). The area is teeming with life: chirping vegetarian-, small-tree, large-tree and woodpecker mockingbirds and flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons and gallinules make this an exciting morning visit. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels, significant geological formations that take us back in time and allow us to remember how lava flows formed the islands. Lunch at El Manzanillo.

         

        Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Research Station with lunch (guided)

         

        Tortuga Bay is located to the southwest of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. Its name means “turtle”, and the island received this moniker because it is the sea turtles favorite place to lay their eggs. The stunning white sand beach is considered by many the most beautiful in the Galapagos archipelago. The beach is reached via a marked and cobbled two kilometer path that starts at the west end of Charles Binford Street; guests must sign in and out at the National Park control point at the beginning of the path– it is open from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM daily. There is excellent bird-watching along the path, with plenty of Darwin’s finches and other sea birds. And for active visitors, it is a great place to kayak, snorkel and surf!

         

        The headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and The Charles Darwin Research Station are located side by side on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. There is an interpretation center open to the public and also one may view the tortoise rearing program. Those guests who do not have the opportunity to explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and see tortoises in their natural habitat will have the chance to see tortoises here. And for those who have already seen them in the wild, a visit to the Centre will expand their knowledge of this tortoise.

         

        Island Yatch exploration options (guided)

         

        North Seymour Island

        North Seymour was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. Cliffs only a few meters high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stands just above the landing, usually without leaves, waiting for the rains to burst into bloom. This island is teaming with life!

         

        Bartolome Island

        Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best-known landmark in the islands. Galapagos penguins—the only species of penguin found north of the equator—walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. Sea lions snooze on rocky platforms, ready to slide into the water to play with passing snorkelers.

         

        South Plaza Island

        South Plaza is a small island full of fascinating wildlife, both along its shore and along its dramatic, wind-swept cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors according to the season. South Plaza is one of Galapagos’ most impressive visiting sites.

         

        Santa Fe Island

        Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the islands. Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets forming an ideal anchorage. The island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz within sight of Puerto Ayora. Like North Seymour, Santa Fe has been uplifted seismically, and you can see underwater lava formations.

         

        DAY 4

        AM: BALTRA ISLAND

        AM:  Baltra Island

        Shared transfer out to Baltra Airport

         

        Meals included: breakfast

         

         

        End of services

         

         

         

        ITINERARY IN BRIEF

        FINCH BAY COMPLETE 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

         

         

        DAY SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
        Day 1 AM: Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil Arrive at Baltra Airport / Shared transfer in / Hotel accommodation Finch Bay L/D
        Day 2 AM: Full day exploration or Island Yacht exploration Finch Bay B/L/D
        Day 3 AM: Full day exploration or Island Yacht exploration

         

        Finch Bay B/L/D
        Day 4 AM: Full day exploration or Island Yacht exploration. Finch Bay B/L/D
        Day 5 AM: Shared transfer out to Baltra airport. Finch Bay B

         

        B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner                                            

         

        Starting price $2846 per person

         

        PRICES 2020 IN USD DOLLARS

         

        CABIN PRICE PER PERSON
        Finch Bay Single Room $3866
        Finch Bay Double Room $2846
        Finch Bay Double Twin Room $2846
        Finch Bay Single Suite $4596
        Finch Bay Double Suite $3213
        Finch Bay Double Twin Suite $3213

         

         

        INCLUDED   ADDITIONAL TO CONSIDER
        3 night accommodation in the selected room / All meals /1 full-day island yacht exploration (included lunch) / 1 full-days exploration (included lunch) / snorkel and kayak equipment / ground transfers in/out in Galapagos (shared service) / Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil / Internet – Wifi

         

         

          Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from Galapagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice) / Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice) / transit control card fee (US$ 20 subject to change without previous notice) / alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional  items / Optional activities with extra cost: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing / travel insurance / any item not mentioned previously.

         

        DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

         

        The Galapagos Islands rank among the world’s most extraordinary wildlife destinations. Although every inch of our world has something that makes it ‘unique’, the islands are that much more sui generis than other places due to the archipelago’s isolation over millennia, which have allowed species to evolve amid the stark volcanic landscapes into new and apparently strange life forms that exist nowhere else on the planet.  And on top of that, the creatures one encounters are virtually fearless of humans.

         

        It’s a truly magical place. The award-winning Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel lies just steps from the beach in a secluded location, across the bay from Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. Guests cherish the hotel’s privacy, natural surroundings, swimming pool, fine dining and superb service.

         

        DAY 1

        AM: BALTRA ISLAND

        AM: Baltra Island

         

        Airport assistance in Quito/Guayaquil. Arrive at Baltra airport. Shared transfer in. Arrival day visit with lunch.

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: lunch  & dinner

         

        DAY 2

        AM: FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION 

        AM:  Full Day or Island Yatch Exploration

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: breakfast, lunch  & dinner

         

        DAY 3

        AM: FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION     

        AM:  Full Day or Island Yatch Exploration

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: breakfast, lunch  & dinner

         

        DAY 4

        AM: FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION     

        AM:  Full Day or Island Yatch Exploration

         

        Overnight at Finch Bay

        Meals included: breakfast, lunch  & dinner

         

        OPTIONS FOR FULL DAY OR ISLAND YATCH EXPLORATION ON DAY 2 & 3

        Highlands giant tortoises with lunch (guided)

         

        Depart the hotel towards the Highlands of Santa Cruz. From there a short drive across the farming area will lead us to El Manzanillo at the northern edge of the Giant Tortoise Reserve. El Manzanillo is located on the natural path tortoises take every year as they either migrate to higher moist locations during the garúa season (June-September), or when they descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season. The Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living tortoise species, weighing up to 250 kg (550 lb). It plays an important biological role as the top grazer in its habitat. In the wild, these gentle giants slowly barrel their way through the plant cover.

         

        The shape of their carapaces varies from island to island. On Santa Cruz, year round, tortoises can be seen grazing on the surrounding vegetation, or wallowing in muddy banks or in a small red-colored pond (impressively colored by surface red pond-weeds). The area is teeming with life: chirping vegetarian-, small-tree, large-tree and woodpecker mockingbirds and flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons and gallinules make this an exciting morning visit. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels, significant geological formations that take us back in time and allow us to remember how lava flows formed the islands. Lunch at El Manzanillo.

         

        Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Research Station with lunch (guided)

         

        Tortuga Bay is located to the southwest of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. Its name means “turtle”, and the island received this moniker because it is sea turtles favorite place to lay their eggs. The stunning white sand beach is considered by many the most beautiful in the Galapagos archipelago. The beach is reached via a marked and cobbled two kilometer path that starts at the west end of Charles Binford Street; guests must sign in and out at the National Park control point at the beginning of the path– it is open from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM daily. There is excellent bird-watching along the path, with plenty of Darwin’s finches and other sea birds. And for active visitors, it is a great place to kayak, snorkel and surf!

         

        The headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and The Charles Darwin Research Station are located side by side on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. There is an interpretation center open to the public and also one may view the tortoise rearing program. Those guests who do not have the opportunity to explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and see tortoises in their natural habitat will have the chance to see tortoises here. And for those who have already seen them in the wild, a visit to the Centre will expand their knowledge of this tortoise.

         

        Island Yatch exploration options (guided)

         

        North Seymour Island

        North Seymour was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. Cliffs only a few meters high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stands just above the landing, usually without leaves, waiting for the rains to burst into bloom. This island is teaming with life!

         

        Bartolome Island

        Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best-known landmark in the islands. Galapagos penguins—the only species of penguin found north of the equator—walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. Sea lions snooze on rocky platforms, ready to slide into the water to play with passing snorkelers.

         

        South Plaza Island

        South Plaza is a small island full of fascinating wildlife, both along its shore and along its dramatic, wind-swept cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors according to the season. South Plaza is one of Galapagos’ most impressive visiting sites.

         

        Santa Fe Island

        Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the islands. Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets forming an ideal anchorage. The island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz within sight of Puerto Ayora. Like North Seymour, Santa Fe has been uplifted seismically, and you can see underwater lava formations.

         

        DAY 4

        AM: BALTRA ISLAND

        AM:  Baltra Island

        Shared transfer out to Baltra Airport

         

        Meals included: breakfast

        ROOMS DISTRIBUTION

        The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, with capacity for 54 guests, was fully renovated in 2009, with improvement of guests´ facilities and public areas. The hotel now boats six Finch Bay Suites, each has an ample private terrace with a perfect ocean view, where hammocks can be hung to leisurely enjoy the unspoiled environments of the Galapagos. Four suites with two Queens beds and the other two suites have one King-size bed, all with top-quality bedding. Four of these suites have a communicating door –great for family travel! Suites are equipped with in-room safe, ironing board, air conditioning, reading lights, wireless internet connection, night table and desk, plus a small sitting room. Closets are ample and there is a space for luggage storage.

         

        The Finch Bay Suites and the additional 21 Finch Bay Rooms are decorated in exciting shaded of earth colors, with bamboo and black-out curtains; private baths have showers, hair dryers and other amenities. All rooms and suites at the Finch Bay Eco Hotel are smoke-free.

         

        Finch Bay Suites

        The hotel’s Finch Bay Suites are the newest additions to its architecture. They’re split into two sets, with four to the west of the property and two to the east. All of them are slightly elevated – although artfully mimetic with their walls lined with dark volcanic stones and discreet wooden handrails – giving them unparalleled views across the bay and the ocean.

         

        Their balconies are the ideal place to relax after a day of exploring, while the bedrooms and bathrooms are ample, at 32 m2 (344 sq ft). Four of the suites are interconnected, making them great choices for families or friends travelling together.

         

        Finch Bay Rooms

        The hotel’s 21 Finch Bay Rooms are arrayed in a ring around the property, connected by an attractive wooden walkway through the hotel’s recently re-landscaped gardens. All of the rooms have balconies with hammocks, perfect for a read or a snooze after a day discovering the islands.

        FINCH BAY BOOKING POLICIES

         

        FIT
        15% non-refundable deposit is needed for us to confirm any reservation

        Full payment is needed 60 days prior to the date our services are due to begin

         

        Peak Season

        A non-refundable deposit of 25% is needed to confirm

        Total payment 120 days prior to the date our services are due to begin

         

        FINCH BAY CANCELLATION POLICIES

         

        FIT
        All cancellations must be done in writing.

        If cancellation is received between the date of booking until 61 days prior the date our services are due to begin, we will charge (15%) as a cancellation fee. This deposit cannot be transferred to another booking.

        If cancellation is received between 60 and 0 days prior the date our services are due to begin, we will charge 100% as a cancellation fee.

         

        Peak Season

        If cancellation is received between the date of booking until 121 days prior the date our services are due to begin, we will charge 25% as a cancelation fee.

        If cancellation is received between 120 and 0 days prior the date our services are due to begin, we will charge 100% cancellation fee.

         

        Special Cancellation Policies (applies only for Metropolitan Touring Galapagos products)

        in the case of a cancellation, deposits made as part of a booking are non-refundable and not transferable to another departure.

         

        In the case of a cancellation due to medical reasons, we require a medical certificate.  With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for the guest. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

         

        In the case of cancellation due to death, we require a certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for a future departure by a friend or family member. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be used for departures during Peak season.

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          Testimonials

          Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

          Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

          We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

          Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

          Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

          Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

          Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

          Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

          Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

          Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

          Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

          Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

          Newest catamaran in the Galapagos

          All-suite configuration with balconies

          Small, boutique and private

          About M/C Elite

          The M/C Elite reaches the azure waters of the Galapagos Islands as the newest yacht in the islands, reinventing luxury, comfort, and class!

          Specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands, this sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, provides its guests with a steady and comfortable cruise. Needless to say, the M/C Elite features state-of-the-art navigation technology and safety equipment: safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos luxury experience.

          Guests greatly enjoy meals served onboard the M/C Elite served by our professional cuisine specialists.

          General Information
          Guests: 16 Itineraries: 4, 5, 8 Days
          Decks: 03 Length: 123 ft
          Cabins: 09 (up to 344 ft2) Beam: 44ft
          Exercise room: no Draft: 6,23ft
          Built on: 2019 Speed: 12 knots
          Crew: 12 members + 2 naturalist guides Electricity: 110-220 volts
          Wifi: no
          DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
          Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival at San Cristobal and transfer to the yacht.
          PM: El Junco Lagoon – San Cristobal Island
          L/D
          Day 2 Sunday AM: North Seymour Island
          PM: Dragon Hill – Santa Cruz Island
          B/L/D
          Day 3 Monday AM: Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano – Isabela Island
          PM: Breeding Center & Wetlands – Isabela Island
          B/L/D
          Day  4 Tuesday AM: Moreno Point – Isabela Island
          PM: Urbina Bay – Isabela Island
          B/L/D
          Day 5 Wednesday AM: Espinoza Point – Fernandina Island
          PM: Viente Roca Point – Isabela Island
          B/L/D
          Day 6 Thursday AM: Rabida Island
          PM: Bartolome Island
          B/L/D
          Day  7 Friday AM: Witch Hill – San Cristobal Island
          PM: Lobos island – Off San Cristobal Island
          B/L/D
          Day  8 Saturday AM: Interpretation Center & Departure from San Cristobal airport  B

          B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

          DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
          Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival at San Cristobal and transfer to the boat.
          PM: Breeding Center – San Cristobal Island

          L/D

          Day 2 Sunday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island
          PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – San Cristobal Island

          B/L/D

          Day 3 Monday AM: Cormorant Point & Champion Islets – Floreana Island
          PM: Suarez Point – Española Island

          B/L/D

          Day  4 Tuesday AM: Mosquera Islet
          PM: Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island

          B/L/D

          Day 5 Wednesday AM: Prince Philip´s steps – Genovesa Island
          PM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

          B/L/D

          Day 6 Thursday AM: Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove – Santiago Island
          PM: Egas Port

          B/L/D

          Day  7 Friday AM: Bachas Beach – Santa Cruz Island
          PM: Twin Craters – Santa Cruz Island

          B/L/D

          Day  8 Saturday AM: Kicker´s Rock & Departure from San Cristobal airport  – San Cristobal Island

          B

          DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
          Day 1 Tuesday AM: Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island

          B/L/D

          Day 2 Wednesday AM: Prince Philip´s steps – Genovesa Island
          PM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

          B/L/D

          Day 3 Thursday AM: Espumilla Beach & Buccaneer Cove – Santiago Island
          PM: Egas Port

          B/L/D

          Day  4 Friday AM: Bachas Beach – Santa Cruz Island
          PM: Twin Craters – Santa Cruz Island

          B/L/D

          Day  5 Saturday AM: Kicker´s Rock & Departure from San Cristobal airport  – San Cristobal Island

          B

          DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
          Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival at San Cristobal and transfer to the boat.
          PM: Breeding Center – San Cristobal Island

          L/D

          Day 2 Sunday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island
          PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – San Cristobal Island

          B/L/D

          Day 3 Monday AM: Cormorant Point & Champion Islets – Floreana Island
          PM: Suarez Point – Española Island

          B/L/D

          Day  4 Tuesday AM: Mosquera Islet & Departure from Baltra airport 

          B/L/D

          Per person and in US Dollars

          Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
          Galapagos 8 Days cruise

          Golden Suite

          $8219

          $8590

          Galapagos 5 Days cruise

          Golden Suite

          $5129

          $5390

          Galapagos 4 Days cruise

          Golden Suite

          $3999

          $4250

          • Single suites for single-use incur a 50% surcharge
          • Children discount is 25% and must travel with two adults
          • For Christmas and other holidays, a 10% surcharge applies
          • During Christmas, and New Year’s, children rates do not apply

          Included

          All meals with soft drinks/ Accommodation / Island Sightseeing/Binocular during visits/Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only / Wetsuit and snorkeling gear / Taxes and transfers in the islands.

          Additional to consider

          *Airfare to/from Galapagos /Galapagos National Park admission fee (US$ 100 per person, subject to change without notice) /Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$20 per person, subject to change without notice)/ Alcoholic or bottled drinks / Tips / Gifts and additional items

          * Subject to change

          • Transparent sea kayaks
          • Paddleboarding
          • Panga boat rides
          • Glass-bottom boat
          • Snorkeling and wetsuites
          • Expedition binoculars

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          From US$ 3,999pp




            Testimonials

            Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

            Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

            We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

            Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

            Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

            Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

            Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

            Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

            Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

            Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

            Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

            Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

            Newest catamaran in the Galapagos

            All panoramic-suites with wall to wall glass doors

            Small, boutique and private

            About M/C Endemic

            The M/C Endemic is the newest luxury catamaran cruising the Galapagos Islands. Navigations between the islands are sleek and fast due to Endemic’s design which delivers superb stability when cruising around the archipelago.

            Onboard the Endemic, four suites are located on the main deck and the rest on the upper deck. Each suite has a private balcony; all suites have panoramic views of the islands due to its floor-to-ceiling/wall-to-wall glass doors.

            The Main Deck features a briefing area for briefings and lectures. The interior guest’s lounge and dining area offer also a panoramic view of the islands during navigations and excursions while enjoying exquisite cuisine. Two platforms allow passengers on and off the catamaran, offering super easy access to the yacht.

            On the Upper Deck through there are four suites, a sun terrace, and a secluded social area for relaxation and wildlife observation. Guests can also reach the upper levels of the Endemic through our exterior steps.

            On the Sky Deck, the Endemic features al fresco dining, bar, exterior passengers lounge, BBQ station, jacuzzi, sun chair, and seating area. The Sky Deck is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious drinks while enjoying one of the most impressive sceneries on Earth.

            General Information
            Guests: 16 Itineraries: 4, 5, 8 Days
            Crew: 11 members + 2 naturalist guides Decks: 03
            Length: 115ft Electricity: 110-220 volts
            Cabins: 09 (up to 344 ft2) Beam: 45ft
            Exercise room: no Draft: 6ft
            Built on: 2018 Speed: 12 knots
            Wifi: no
            DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
            Day 1 Sunday AM: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat
            PM: Bachas Beach

            L/D

            Day 2 Monday AM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island
            PM: El Barranco – Genovesa Island

            B/L/D

            Day 3 Tuesday AM: Twin Craters – Santa Cruz Island
            PM: Sullivan Bay – Santiago Island

            B/L/D

            Day  4 Wednesday AM: Sierra Negra Volcano – Isabela Island
            PM: Breeding Center & Wall of Tears – Isabela Island

            B/L/D

            Day 5 Thursday AM: Elizabeth Bay – Isabela Island
            PM: Urbina Bay – Isabela Island

            B/L/D

            Day 6 Friday AM: Tagus Cove – Isabela Island
            PM: Espinoza Point – Fernandina Island

            B/L/D

            Day  7 Saturday AM: Buccaneer Cove & Espumilla Beach – Santiago Island
            PM: Rabida Island

            B/L/D

            Day  8 Sunday AM: Mosquera Islet & Departure from Baltra airport 

            B

            B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

            DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
            Day 1 Sunday AM: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat.
            PM: Dragon Hill – Santa Cruz Island

            L/D

            Day 2 Monday AM: Kicker Rock – San Cristobal Island
            PM: Lobos Island – San Cristobal Island

            B/L/D

            Day 3 Tuesday AM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – Española Island
            PM: Suarez Point – Española Island

            B/L/D

            Day  4 Wednesday AM: Santa Fe Island
            PM: Breeding Center – Santa Cruz Island

            B/L/D

            Day 5 Thursday AM: South Plaza Island
            PM: Bartolome Island

            B/L/D

            Day 6 Friday AM: Devils´s Crown & Cormorant Point – Floreana Island
            PM: The Baroness´ Overlook & Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

            B/L/D

            Day  7 Saturday AM: Chinese Hat – Santiago Island
            PM: North Seymour Island

            B/L/D

            Day  8 Sunday AM: Black turtle cove – Santa Cruz Island & Departure from Baltra airport 

            B

            DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
            Day 1 Sunday AM: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat.

            PM: Dragon Hill – Santa Cruz Island

            L/D
            Day 2 Monday AM: Kicker Rock – San Cristobal Island

            PM: Lobos Island – San Cristobal Island

            B/L/D
            Day 3 Tuesday AM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – Española Island

            PM: Suarez Point – Española Island

            B/L/D
            Day  4 Wednesday AM: Santa Fe Island

            PM: Breeding Center – Santa Cruz Island

            B/L/D
            Day 5 Thursday AM: South Plaza Island

            PM: Black turtle cove – Santa Cruz Island & Departure from Baltra airport 

            B/L/D
            DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
            Day 1 Thursday AM: Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the boat.

            PM: Bartolome Island

            L/D
            Day 2 Friday AM: Devils´s Crown & Cormorant Point – Floreana Island

            PM: The Baroness´ Overlook & Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

            B/L/D
            Day 3 Saturday AM: Chinese Hat – Santiago Island

            PM: North Seymour Island

            B/L/D
            Day  4 Sunday AM: Black turtle cove – Santa Cruz Island & Departure from Baltra airport  B
            DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
            Day 1 Thursday AM: Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat.

            PM: Bartolome Island

            L/D
            Day 2 Friday AM: Devils´s Crown & Cormorant Point – Floreana Island

            PM: The Baroness´ Overlook & Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

            B/L/D
            Day 3 Saturday AM: Chinese Hat – Santiago Island

            PM: North Seymour Island

            B/L/D
            Day 4 Sunday AM: Black turtle cove – Santa Cruz Island & Departure from Baltra airport  B
            Day 5 Monday AM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

            PM: El Barranco – Genovesa Island

            B/L/D
            Day 6 Tuesday AM: Twin Craters – Santa Cruz Island

            PM: Departure from Baltra Airport

            B/ /
            DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
            Day 1 Tuesday AM: Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the boat.

            PM: Sullivan Bay – Santiago Island

            M/C Endemic B/L/D
            Day 2 Wednesday AM: Sierra Negra Volcano – Isabela Island

            PM: Breeding Center & Wall of Tears – Isabela Island

            M/C Endemic B/L/D
            Day 3 Thursday AM: Elizabeth Bay – Isabela Island

            PM: Urbina Bay – Isabela Island

            M/C Endemic B/L/D
            Day 4 Friday AM: Tagus Cove – Isabela Island

            PM: Espinoza Point – Fernandina Island

            M/C Endemic B/L/D
            Day 5 Saturday AM: Buccaneer Cove & Espumilla Beach – Santiago Island

            PM: Rabida Island

            M/C Endemic B/L/D
            Day 6 Sunday AM: Mosquera Islet & Departure from Baltra airport   – B

            Per person and in US Dollars 

            Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
            Galapagos 8 Days cruise Golden Suite $8219 $8590
            Galapagos 6 Days cruise Golden Suite $6159 $6390
            Galapagos 5 Days cruise Golden Suite $5129 $5390
            Galapagos 4 Days cruise Golden Suite $3999 $4250
            • Single suites for single-use incur a 50% surcharge
            • Children discount is 25% and must travel with two adults
            • For Christmas and other holidays, a 10% surcharge applies
            • During Christmas, and New Year’s, children rates do not apply

             Included

            All meals with soft drinks/ Accommodation / Island Sightseeing/Binocular during visits/Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only / Wetsuit and snorkeling gear / Taxes and transfers in the islands.

            Additional to consider

            *Airfare to/from Galapagos /Galapagos National Park admission fee (US$ 100 per person, subject to change without notice) /Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$20 per person, subject to change without notice)/ Alcoholic or bottled drinks / Tips / Gifts and additional items

            * Subject to change

            • Transparent sea kayaks
            • Paddleboarding
            • Panga boat rides
            • Glass-bottom boat
            • Snorkeling and wetsuites
            • Expedition binoculars

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            From US$ 3,999pp




              Testimonials

              Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

              Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

              We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

              Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

              Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

              Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

              Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

              Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

              Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

              Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

              Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

              Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

              Conceived for stability while sailing

              Fully re-designed interior

              All Stateroom cabins

              About M/C Ocean Spray

              The 16-passenger Ocean Spray was conceived for comfort and stability, offering plenty of space per guest onboard with high-end facilities and amenities. It has a bright, welcoming briefing area for enriching lectures and talks given by dedicated, top-ranked Naturalist Guides.

              The Ocean Spray by Golden Galapagos Cruises will have sweeping ocean views from all suites, which are convertible (a king-size bed vs. two twin-size beds) and have luxurious private balconies where our guests can unwind and enjoy the islands while navigating. All of our staterooms will feature premium biodegradable amenities, deluxe bed linens, and natural lighting.

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served al-fresco in the upper deck lounge or in the indoor dining room.
              On the sky deck, guests can enjoy the sky deck, which has a whirlpool and comfortable daybeds. It is also ideal for spotting wildlife from on board the Ocean Spray.
               

              The passenger briefing lounge and social areas are very spacious, and there is also a library available for reading about both the Galapagos and Ecuador in general. All excursions are guided by top-ranked naturalist guides, offering unique moments with the endemic Galapagos wildlife while out on excursions.

              Two daily excursions will be part of your activities. Each guided excursion features walks, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, dinghy rides, wildlife observation, and many more surprises. 

              General Information
              Guests: 16 Itineraries: 4, 5, 8 Days
              Decks: 03 Length: 115ft
              Electricity: 110-220 volts Crew: 11 members + 2 naturalist guides
              Cabins: 09 (up to 344 ft2) Beam: 45ft
              Exercise room: no Draft: 6ft
              Built on: 2018 Speed: 12 knots
              Wifi: no
              DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
              Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival in Baltra and transfer to the yacht

              PM: Chinese Hat

              L/D
              Day 2 Sunday AM: Vicenter Roca Point – Isabela Island

              PM:  Espinoza Point – Fernandina Island

              B/L/D
              Day 3 Monday AM: Tagus Cove – Isabela Island

              PM: Urbina Bay – Isabela Island

              B/L/D
              Day  4 Tuesday AM: Elizabeth Bay – Isabela Island

              PM:  Moreno Point – Isabela Island

              B/L/D
              Day 5 Wednesday AM: Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island

              PM:  Highlands – Santa Cruz Island

              B/L/D
              Day 6 Thursday AM: South Plazas Islands

              PM: Santa Fe Island

              B/L/D
              Day  7 Friday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island

              PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet –  Española Island

              B/L/D
              Day  8 Saturday AM: Interpretation Center & Departure from San Cristobal airport  B

              B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

              DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
              Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival in San Cristobal and transfer to the yacht

              PM: Lobos Island – San Cristobal

              L/D
              Day 2 Sunday AM: Pitt Point – San Cristobal

              PM: Witch Hill – San Cristobal

              B/L/D
              Day 3 Monday AM: Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

              PM: Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown – Floreana Island

              B/L/D
              Day  4 Tuesday AM: Black Turtle Cove – Santa Cruz Island

              PM:  Pinackle Rock – Bartolome Island

              B/L/D
              Day 5 Wednesday AM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

              PM: El Barranco –  Genovesa Island

              B/L/D
              Day 6 Thursday AM: Espumilla Beach & Bucanner Cove – Santiago Island

              PM: Egas Port – Santiago Island

              B/L/D
              Day  7 Friday AM: North Seymour Island

              PM: Highlands – Santa Cruz Island

              B/L/D
              Day  8 Saturday AM: Mosquera Islet & transfer to Baltra airport  B
              DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
              Day 1 Tuesday AM: Arrival at Baltra airport and transfer to the yacht

              PM:  Pinackle Rock – Bartolome Island

              L/D
              Day 2 Wednesday AM: Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island

              PM: El Barranco –  Genovesa Island

              B/L/D
              Day 3 Thursday AM: Espumilla Beach & Bucanner Cove – Santiago Island

              PM: Egas Port – Santiago Island

              B/L/D
              Day  4 Friday AM: North Seymour Island

              PM: Highlands – Santa Cruz Island

              B/L/D
              Day  8 Saturday AM: Mosquera Islet & transfer to Baltra airport  B
              DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
              Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrival in San Cristobal and transfer to the yacht

              PM: Lobos Island – San Cristobal

              Day 2 Sunday AM: Pitt Point – San Cristobal

              PM: Witch Hill – San Cristobal

              Day 3 Monday AM: Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

              PM: Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown – Floreana Island

              Day  4 Tuesday AM: Black Turtle Cove – Santa Cruz Island and transfer to Baltra airport
              DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
              Day 1 Thursday AM: South Plazas Islands

              PM: Santa Fe Island

              L/D
              Day 2 Friday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island

              PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet –  Española Island

              B/L/D
              Day 3 Saturday AM: Interpretation Center  

              PM: Lobos Island – San Cristobal Island

              B/L/D
              Day 4 Sunday AM: Pitt Point – San Cristobal

              PM: Witch Hill – San Cristobal

              B/L/D
              Day 5 Monday AM: Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

              PM: Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown – Floreana Island

              B/L/D
              Day  6 Tuesday AM: Black Turtle Cove – Santa Cruz Island and transfer to Baltra airport B
              DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
              Day 1 Thursday AM: Arrival to Baltra airport and transfer to the yacht

              PM: Santa Fe Island

              Day 2 Friday AM: Suarez Point – Española Island

              PM: Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet –  Española Island

              Day 3 Saturday AM: Interpretation Center

              PM: Lobos Island – San Cristobal airport 

              Day 4 Sunday AM: Pitt Point – San Cristobal

              PM: Witch Hill – San Cristobal

              Day 5 Monday AM: Post Office Bay – Floreana Island

              PM: Cormorant Point & Devil´s Crown – Floreana Island

              Day 6 Tuesday AM: Black Turtle Cove – Santa Cruz Island and transfer to Baltra airport

              Per person and in US Dollars

              Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
              Galapagos 8 Days cruise Golden Suite $7225 $7550
              Galapagos 6 Days cruise Golden Suite $5510 $5790
              Galapagos 5 Days cruise Golden Suite $4595 $4820
              Galapagos 4 Days cruise Golden Suite $3410 $3580
              • Single suites for single-use incur a 50% surcharge
              • Children discount is 25% and must travel with two adults
              • For Christmas and other holidays, a 10% surcharge applies
              • During Christmas, and New Year’s, children rates do not apply

              Included

              All meals with soft drinks/ Accommodation / Island Sightseeing/Binocular during visits/Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only / Wetsuit and snorkeling gear / Taxes and transfers in the islands.

              *Soft drinks include juices and carbonated drinks, not “virgin” cocktails

              **Internet connections aboard consist of 2 computer stations in the library and Wi-Fi in the yacht’s social areas; due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

              Additional to consider

              *Airfare to/from Galapagos /Galapagos National Park admission fee (US$ 100 per person, subject to change without notice) /Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$20 per person, subject to change without notice)/ Alcoholic or bottled drinks / Tips / Gifts and additional items

              * Subject to change

              • Transparent sea kayaks
              • Paddleboarding
              • Panga boat rides
              • Glass-bottom boat
              • Snorkeling and wetsuites
              • Expedition binoculars

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              From US$ 3,410pp




                Testimonials

                Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

                Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

                We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

                Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

                Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

                Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

                Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

                Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

                Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

                Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

                Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

                Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

                Exclusive visitor sites for 84% of the itinerary

                Smaller group visits with only 12 guests per guide

                Privacy and plenty of space to enjoy onboard

                About M/Y La Pinta

                La Pinta is our luxury vessel, featuring some of the largest cabins in the Galapagos, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious interiors and an overall design that minimizes the possibility of seasickness. Above all, this Yacht offers you the true definition of luxury in the Archipelago: full, unmitigated access. Small groups – average just 12 guests or fewer per guide- are guaranteed and all the required equipment is ready and set for your convenience: a Glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and our large and comfortable pangas. The ideal vessel for exploring the Galapagos in the most comfortable, stylish way. Complete with a Cordon-Bleu gastronomy director, La Pinta will open up the islands for you like no other ship sailing these amazing waters.

                General Information
                Guests: 48 Itineraries: 5, 7 Days
                Decks: 03 Length: 209 ft
                Electricity: 110-220 volts Crew: 27 members + 4 naturalist guides
                Cabins: 24 (up to 175 ft2) Breadth: 41ft
                Exercise room: yes Draft: 12ft
                Safety certificates: SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM CODE 12 Wifi: yes with limitations
                Built on: 2007 Speed: 10 knots
                DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
                Day 1 Monday AM:  Baltra airport

                PM:  Santa Cruz Highlands

                L/D
                Day 2 Tuesday AM:  Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)

                PM:  Sombrero Chino Islet

                B/L/D
                Day 3 Wednesday AM:  Bartolome Island

                PM:  Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)

                B/L/D
                Day  4 Thursday AM:  Darwin Bay

                PM:   Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)

                B/L/D
                Day 5 Friday AM: Baltra Island B

                B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

                DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
                Day 1 Thursday AM:  Baltra airport

                PM:  South Plaza Island

                L/D
                Day 2 Friday AM:  Santa Fe Island

                PM:  Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat.

                B/L/D
                Day 3 Saturday AM:  Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)

                PM:  Cerro Brujo

                B/L/D
                Day  4 Sunday AM:  Española Island

                PM:  Gardner Bay

                B/L/D
                Day 5 Monday AM: Baltra Island B
                DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
                Day 1

                 

                Friday AM: Baltra Airport

                PM: North Seymour Island

                L/D
                Day 2 Saturday AM: Punta Vicente Roca

                PM: Punta Espinoza

                B/L/D
                Day 3 Sunday AM: Urbina Bay

                PM: Tagus Cove

                B/L/D
                Day  4 Monday AM: Red Beach

                PM: Cerro Dragon

                B/L/D
                Day  5 Tuesday AM: Charles Darwin Research Station

                PM: Highlands – Santa Cruz Island

                B/L/D
                Day 6 Wednesday AM: Post Office Bay

                PM: Punta Cormorant & Champion Islet

                B/L/D
                Day 7 Thursday AM: Baltra Island

                Per person and in US Dollars

                Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
                Galapagos 5 Days cruise Luxury* $5024 $5225
                Luxury Plus * $5024 $5225
                Galapagos 7 Days cruise Luxury* $6732 $7001
                Luxury Plus * $6732 $7001
                • Luxury Cabin form single use incur a 100% surcharge
                • Luxury Cabin Plus for twin/double use have a surcharge of 100%
                • During Peak Season, Christmas and New Year’s, an extra fee per person applies and discounts do not apply

                Included

                All meals / Accommodation / Island Sightseeing

                Natural guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only / Wetsuit rental and snorkeling gear / Taxes and transfers in the islands/ Soft drinks / Internet**

                *Soft drinks include juices and carbonated drinks, not “virgin” cocktails

                **Internet connections aboard consist of 2 computer stations in the library and Wi-Fi in the yacht’s social areas; due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

                Additional to consider

                *Airfare to/from Galapagos /Galapagos National Park admission fee (US$ 100 per person, subject to change without notice) /Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$20 per person, subject to change without notice)/ Alcoholic drinks / Tips / Gifts and additional items

                * Subject to change

                • Kayaking
                • Paddleboarding
                • Panga boat rides
                • Glass-bottom boat
                • Snorkeling

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                From US$ 5,024pp




                  Testimonials

                  Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

                  Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

                  We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

                  Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

                  Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

                  Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

                  Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

                  Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

                  Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

                  Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

                  Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

                  Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

                  Exclusive visitor sites for 99% of the itinerary

                  The best guide-to-guests ratio with 11 guests per guide

                  Designed to compensate carbon emission

                  About M/V Santa Cruz II

                  A cruise ship is an ideal way to explore the Galapagos. The highly advanced Santa Cruz II  is an Expedition Vessel specifically designed to operate in isolated regions, making it the perfect fit for exploring the remote Galapagos Islands. Our state-of-the-art design affords the perfect infrastructure for exploration. Discover the Galapagos the same way the early explorers did, with no other boats in sight! We guarantee exclusive access to the islands so you’ll always feel like the visitor site is there just for you.

                  With some of the latest advances in sustainable sailing, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise also aims to protect the delicate and beautiful ecosystem that it explores. Modern engine technology economizes fuel consumption and our onboard water desalination and treatment plants protect the waters around the Galapagos. When traveling onboard the Santa Cruz II, your footprint is minimized and your visit becomes part of conservation efforts.

                   

                  General Information
                  Guests: 90 Itineraries: 5, 7 Days
                  Decks: 05 Length: 235ft
                  Cabins: 50 (up to 127 to 325 ft2) Beam: 43ft
                  Electricity: 110-220 volts Safety certificates: SOLAS 74, ISM, ISPS, MARPOL
                  Exercise room: Yes Speed: 10,5 knots
                  Built on: 2002 Crew: 60 members + 8 naturalist guides
                  Wifi: yes with limitations
                  DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
                  Day 1 Monday AM: Baltra airport.

                  PM: Las Bachas  

                  M/V Santa Cruz II L/D
                  Day 2 Tuesday AM: Buccaneer Cove

                  PM: Puerto Egas

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day 3 Wednesday AM: Read Beach

                  PM: Bartolome

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day  4 Thursday AM: Prince Phillip’s Steps

                  PM: Darwin Bay

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B

                   

                   

                  Day 5 Friday AM: Tortoise Reserve / Baltra Airport

                  B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

                  DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
                  Day 1 Thursday AM: Baltra Airport

                  PM: Dragon Hill

                  M/V Santa Cruz II L/D
                  Day 2 Friday AM: Punta Vicente Roca

                  PM: Punta Espinoza

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day 3 Saturday AM: Charles Darwin Research Station

                  PM: Optional Activities

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day  4 Sunday AM: Baroness Tower – Post Office Bay

                  PM: Punta Cormorant – Champion Islet

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day  5 Monday AM: Baltra Airport  – B

                  B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

                  DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
                  Day 1 Friday AM: Baltra Airport

                  PM: Mosquera Islet

                  M/V Santa Cruz II L/D
                  Day 2 Saturday AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Tortoise Breeding Center

                  PM: Punta Pitt

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day 3 Sunday AM: Santa Fe

                  PM: South Plaza Island

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day  4 Monday AM: Charles Darwin Research Station

                  PM: Optional Activities

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day  5 Tuesday AM: Punta Suarez

                  PM: Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day 6 Wednesday AM: Eden Islet

                  PM: North Seymour Island   

                  M/V Santa Cruz II B/L/D
                  Day 7 Thursday AM: Baltra Airport B

                  B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

                  Per person and in US Dollars

                  Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
                  Galapagos 5 Days cruise Horizon Deck Explorer Family $4112 $4276
                  Horizon Deck Explorer $4376 $4551
                  Horizon Deck Voyager $5052 $5254
                  Expedition Deck Explorer $4552 $4734
                  Panorama Deck Explorer $4684 $4871
                  Panorama Deck Darwin Suite $5308 $5520
                  Galapagos 7 Days cruise Horizon Deck Explorer Family $5514 $5735
                  Horizon Deck Explorer $5868 $6103
                  Horizon Deck Voyager $6768 $7039
                  Expedition Deck Explorer $6069 $6340
                  Panorama Deck Explorer $6282 $6533
                  Panorama Deck Darwin Suite $7112 $7407
                  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
                  • Children’s policy does not apply during peak season.
                  • During Peak Season, Christmas and New Year’s, an extra fee per person applies and discounts do not apply
                  • Fuel surcharge is included in the cruise rate. However, restrictions may apply.
                  • From Dec 23-27 there will be a surcharge of US$195 per adult and US$117 per child
                  • From Dec 27-Jan 02 no discounts apply
                  • *Peak season for charter from Charter from Dec 21 to Jan 04

                  INCLUDED

                  Accommodation / All meals / Island sightseeing / Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only (guiding in other languages – French, Italian – is available upon request for groups larger than 10 guests and for German groups is a minimum of 4 guests) / Snorkeling gear / Luggage handling / Medical care on board (not including the cost of medication) / Taxes / Transfer in the islands / Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dan Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Sheraton, Wyndham) to airport for  flights to/from Galapagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers, we must have guests hotel contact information) /Fuel Surcharge*

                  *Fuel surcharge is included in the cruise rate. However, restrictions may apply

                  ADDITIONAL TO CONSIDER

                  Wet suits available for rent, NET rate US$ + VAT per guest  for  5 or 6-day expeditions / Air transportation to / from Galapagos and airport taxes (Subject to change without previous notice) / Galapagos national Park entrance fee (US$100 subject to change without previous notice* / Migration Control Card (US$20 subject to change without previous notice* / Fuel Surcharge / Alcoholic ** and non-alcoholic beverages / Gratuities / Internet/WiFi*** / gifts and additional items / Travel insurance / gratuites

                  *At your request, we can include the Galapagos National Park entrance fee. However, please note that, due to administrative and operational reasons, these fees can only be included when guests travel on the operation departure date (even if the departure is with us)

                  ** Please note, we charge guests who wish to bring bottles of wine and/or spirits aboard our vessels a corkage fee of $27+taxes.

                  *** Note: Wi-Fi Internet connection is available on board for an added cost, but due to the Galapagos’ remote location, please be aware that internet connection in intermittent and low bandwidth. Internet fee $40 + taxes.

                  • Kayaking
                  • Paddleboarding
                  • Panga boat rides
                  • Snorkeling

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                  From US$ 4,684pp




                    Testimonials

                    Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

                    Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

                    We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

                    Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

                    Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

                    Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

                    Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

                    Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

                    Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

                    Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

                    Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

                    Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”

                    Ideal 32-guests yacht for families

                    A Galapagos classic with all the modern amenities

                    Perfect combination of size and stability

                    About M/V Evolution

                    The Evolution cruises the archipelago with the lines and style of the roaring of 20’s, while offering the finest amenities and service of modern times. This yacht was carefully crafted for Guests to experience the islands through Darwin’s lense. Exclusively designed for 32 passengers, Guests are immersed in wildlife encounters away from the crowds, guided by naturalist guides with years of local experience. Enjoy a sense of relaxed freedom on board with 360-degree exterior walkarounds, recently renovated spacious suites, and unparalleled familial hospitality.

                    This  golden  age  lives  on  today  aboard  the  M/V  Evolution,  where  the  destination  is  designed  to  be  experienced  as  a  voyage  through  one  of  the  world’s  most  remarkable  natural  wonders,  the  Galapagos  archipelago.  From the rich wood paneling and brass appointments of the dinning saloon, to  the  rattan  furnishings  of  the  outdoor  sky  lounge  under  shade,  the  32  passenger M/V Evolution is designed to evoke warmth and richness, while providing  all  the  modern  comforts  and  amenities,  including  a  state  of  the  art navigation system. Her comfortable and tastefully designed cabins offer full  ensuite  bathrooms.  Cabins  are  cleaned  twice  daily.  There  are  many  spaces  where  you  can  relax  outdoors  and  under  shade,  while  inside  the  yacht is fully air conditioned. The main saloon, where your guide will give presentations on the each day’s activities, provides a relaxing environment with  a  giant  wrap  around  sofa  and  full  entertainment  center.  An  onboard  boutique  carries  both  necessities  and  souvenirs.

                    M/V  Evolution  provides  fine onboard dining in both her dining room and al fresco on the rear deck. At  sunset  happy  hour  is  a  highlight  atop  the  sky  lounge  bar  and  is  often  accompanied  by  leaping  dolphins  and  rays.  Did  we  mention  the  yacht’s  sundeck and giant Jacuzzi to warm up in after snorkeling?

                     

                    General Information
                    Guests: 16 Itineraries: 8 Days
                    Decks: 04 Length: 145 ft
                    Electricity: 110v/60Hz Wifi: no
                    Cabins: 16  (up to 194 ft2) Beam: 22ft
                    Exercise room: no Speed: 12 knots
                    Built on: 1928 Crew: 9 members + 2 naturalist guides + 1 cruise director
                    Safety: onboard equipment meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations
                    DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
                    Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrive to Baltra Island

                    PM: Daphne Island    

                    L/D
                    Day 2 Sunday AM: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca

                    PM: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza

                    B/L/D
                    Day 3 Monday AM: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

                    PM: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

                    B/L/D
                    Day  4 Tuesday AM: Bartholome: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook

                    PM: Santiago (James) Island: Sullivan Bay

                    B/L/D
                    Day 5 Wednesday AM: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach

                    PM: Rabida Island

                    B/L/D
                    Day 6 Thursday AM: Santa Cruz Island: Pit Craters, Highlands, Wild Tortoise Reserve

                    PM: Santa Cruz Island:  Charles Darwin Research Station

                    B/L/D
                    Day 7 Friday AM: Española Island: Punta Suarez

                    PM: Española Island: Gardner Bay/Gardner Islet/Osborn Islet

                    B/L/D
                    Day 8 Saturday AM: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center

                    Late Morning: San Cristobal Island: Depart for Mainland Ecuador

                    B

                    B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

                    DAY DATE SERVICES MEALS
                    Day 1 Saturday AM: Arrive to San Cristobal Island

                    PM: Cerro Brujo

                    L/D
                    Day 2 Sunday AM: South Plazas Island

                    PM: Santa Cruz Island: Punta Carrion / Mosquera Island

                    B/L/D
                    Day 3 Monday AM: Santiago Island: Chinese Hat Islet

                    PM: Santiago Island: James Bay / Puerto Egas

                    B/L/D
                    Day  4 Tuesday AM: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay Beach

                    PM: Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps

                    B/L/D
                    Day 5 Wednesday AM: North Seymour Island

                    PM: Santa Fe Island

                    B/L/D
                    Day 6 Thursday AM: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay

                    PM: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant / Champion or Devil’s Crown

                    B/L/D
                    Day  7 Friday AM: Santa Cruz Island: Wild Land Tortoises Reserve (Highlands)

                    PM: Santa Cruz Island: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station)

                    B/L/D
                    Day  8 Saturday AM: Santa Cruz Island: Back Turtle Cove

                    Late Morning: Baltra Island Airport: Depart for Mainland Ecuador

                    B

                    B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

                    Per person and in US Dollars

                     

                    Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
                    Galapagos 8 Days cruise Master Suite $8600 $8950
                     Suites $8200 $8500
                    Premium Staterooms $7200 $7500
                    Deluxe Staterooms $6700 $6950

                     15% discount off the above rates (cruise only) for children 15 years and younger. Maximum of 3 children discounts per family, per booking. (discounts do not apply for Christmas and New Year’s cruises)

                    75% Supplement surcharge for Single travelers on suites. 50% Single Supplement surcharge applies to all other staterooms.

                    100% Single Supplement applies to all staterooms for Christmas and New Year’s cruises.

                    An additional $700 per person holiday surcharge applies for FIT (individual passengers) for Christmas and New Year’s cruises.

                    Private charter surcharges apply for Christmas and New Year’s cruises. Please inquire with us for full details.

                    Included

                    • Accommodations for 8 days
                    • All meals and snacks during the trip
                    • All transfers while in Galapagos
                    • All guided services throughout the cruise
                    • Non-alcoholic beverages consumed onboard
                    • Use of snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel & fins)
                    • Use of wetsuits (shorties)
                    • Use of Sea kayaks

                    Additional to consider

                    Transfers, hotels or tours in mainland Ecuador

                    Roundtrip Galapagos Airfare (starts at $472)*

                    Gratuities & Tips to Crew and Staff

                    Bar consumption onboard

                    Trip Insurance or Medical Evacuation Insurance

                    Galapagos Park Fee ($100 adults, $50 children)*

                    INGALA Transit Control Card one-time fee ($20)*

                    * Subject to change

                    • Sea kayaks
                    • Photography
                    • Stargazing
                    • Panga boat rides
                    • Birdwatching
                    • Snorkeling and wetsuites

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                    From US$ 6,700pp




                      Testimonials

                      Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!

                      Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

                      We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

                      Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

                      Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

                      Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

                      Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

                      Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

                      Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

                      Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

                      Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

                      Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”